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American Petroleum Institute

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1220 L Street Nw Washington DC 20005 USA


The mission of the american petroleum institute (api) is to influence public policy in support of a strong, viable u. S. Oil and natural gas industry essential to meet the energy needs of consumers in an efficient, environmentally responsible manner.


Advocacy- api speaks for the petroleum industry before congress, the executive branch of government, state legislatures, and the news media. It negotiates with regulatory agencies, represents the industry in court and participates in coalitions -- building the grassroots support that prods congress, the white house and state legislators to act. Api also strives to enhance credibility on the environment, health and safety issues that are central to the public's perception of the industry and its products.

information- api is the source for information about the petroleum industry. It undertakes the scientific and economic analysis that is the foundation for the industry's stance on the current issues. It collects and compiles statistics and is without peer in finding and providing industry-specific information for people who need it.

industry operations- api has set standards for the u. S. Petroleum industry since its founding in 1919. In the global marketplace, these same standards are becoming international standards, and api's involvement in international events and organizations is growing. More than 500 api standards are now used throughout the world. Many of these standards are now a part of both federal and state regulations.

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